Lynwood Jail Strip Searches Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is giving up $53 million to settle a class action about strip searches performed at Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California. The complaint alleged that the way the strip searches were performed was unconstitutional.

Docket Number:


Company: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Filing Deadline: June 4, 2020

Class Period: March 5, 2008 to January 21, 2015

Objection Deadline: June 4, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: June 4, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: July 20, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

LASD records will be used to verify that you are a class member.


You may be eligible if you were strip searched in a group, outside in the bus garage, while going or returning to the Lynwood Jail facility, between March 5, 2008 and January 21, 2015. 

Typical Settlement Amount:

Minimum $200. Final amounts depend upon the number of people who submit claims, the number of searches you had, the weather, and the lack of privacy during the searches. Up to fifty searches will count for points, and those with the highest number of searches may receive thousands of dollars.

Total Settlement Amount: $53 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
McLane Bednarski & Litt

Claim Form: Lynwood Jail Strip Searches Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Amador v. Baca

Settlement Website: Lynwood Jail Strip Searches Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Lynwood Strip Search Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91070
Seattle, WA 98111

Tags: Corrections Prisons Jails, Improper or Illegal Strip Search, Strip Search